key words "without any announcements" this could be ture or not it all depends on what sony's next move is.
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03-09-2006 #52Originally Posted by Aleman
Well, they would be facing an already tuned up console, with all the problems fixed, strong developer support plus many from good to Killer titles already around, no shortage problems and very likely to be much cheaper.
I need a litteracy test.
"Without any announcements so far, the spring release is impossible," he said. "We are developing titles for PlayStation 3, but the release of the games depends on the timing of the hardware."
It's pretty clear that they're behind schedule, since they said at E3 last year there would be a special Playstation Conference in February, which never happened.
I actually found that quite amusing.
If we was to compile evidence and make an educated release date for the PS3 in it's state right now, it's literally complete except for AACS (which isn't a problem because the HD-DVD players are being released this month) and Sony will wait for the HDMI to be finalised for as late as possible (Ken K would prefer a 16bit output than a 8 bit output they currently have me find article stating that).
PS3 would be 100% complete by April May, nothing points to a delay to completely miss the whole of summer, which i really don't see the logic in not doing.
AHA the article.
CES 2006: Sony Shares PS3 Comments
Company expects developers to slowly adopt Blu-ray for games
by Anoop Gantayat
January 6, 2006 - Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Kaz Hirai and Sony Computer Entertainment worldwide overlord Ken Kutaragi were both in attendance at the Consumer Electronics Show to share bits and pieces on the PlayStation 3. While the two were a bit reserved in their comments, refusing to comment on price and release date, they did share some new bits.
Hirai first made comments about the system's use of the Blu-ray format. As reason for SCE's choice, he pointed to the availability of 50 gigabytes space on a two layer disk and also made note of high transfer rate. "Blu-ray's high transfer rate and large space can recreate creator's visions as they are," said Hirai.
Sony does expect game developers to use the format. Referring to the PlayStation 2, Hirai commented: "During the first year, CD-ROM was used 74% of the time while DVD-ROM was used 26%. However, five years later, CD-ROM was at 5% while DVD-ROM had become 95%." Sony expects a similar expansion for the use of BD-ROM in games.
Kutaragi let slip one bit about the PS3's next generationness (it's a word -- look it up!). According to Kutaragi, Sony is hoping to make the PlayStation 3 compatible with the next generation of HDMI output (HDMI is a type of connection that will likely be required for viewing movies in high definition). The current generation of HDMI offers 8-bit levels for each color channel. The next generation of HDMI will offer 16-bit levels. "It's meaningless to process at 16 bit internally and then output at 8 bit," Kutaragi commented. "We'd like to have sixteen bit, or at the very least, 12 bit."
The catch is that the next generation HDMI format won't be finalized until some time during the first half of this year. While that could still leave the PS3 ready for the spring release Sony's been promising since E3, it seems to be cutting things quite close.Big Boss Emblem FTW!
You guys should just go ahead and buy a 360. Sony cant get the hardware to work right developers cant code for it. The console is a mess!
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And about the Xbox being dead, well yeah. It died approximately six months after Halo 2 launched. Since then no truly AAA games have come out.
And Namco should shut the heck up. They shouldn't act like Sony. And is it just me, or why the heck are big financial news places like Bloomberg or houses like Charles Schwab and Merril Lynch telling us when to expect the PS3? WTF do the know that Sony doesn't?
And remember, Sony said "in a year" for the PS3 at E3 '05, which disheartened me then but the time really flew. Which would put us at...Late May 2006? Let's say Sony does set the supposed June release date at the GDC. Three months is not under our noses.
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Well, thats Namco dealt with. Lets move onto some more analyst guesstimates and anyone else except Sony who has a nickel to throw in.
In fact, everyone, get a phone book and call all your local game stores and tell them not to hold thier breath for the PS3 because Namco have said it aint gonna happen...When we asked Nakamura-san, one of the Sonic teams top-bods which was more powerful, he answered "Ps3" without hesitation - OPM UK
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